Author: Johan Sandberg McGuinne

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Mijjieh libie frijje – Vi är fria (eksternt)

Du kommer inte ifrån oss nu, du som så gärna hade velat öppna morgontidningen utan att behöva få se ännu en same bevärdigas uppmärksamhet och nya epitet som rimmar ack så illa bredvid ditt väl inövade, långt mer bittra ”lappjävel” och ”renknullare”.

The importance of a Single Word: When Saaminess Comes Down to an ‘Either’ or an ‘And’ 0

The importance of a Single Word: When Saaminess Comes Down to an ‘Either’ or an ‘And’

Max Mackhé, photo © Ellen Berit Dalbakk A while ago I posted a relatively long post about the problematic aspects of appropriating a Saami identity as an artistic statement as manifested by Lisa Vipola’s art exhibition Authentic Saami Art. Shortly after, the Swedish musician Max Mackhé – a speaker of North Saami who has made a name of himself by advocating Saami rights and protesting against neo-colonialism in Sápmi through the medium of music in North Saami, Swedish...

‘Authentically Saami’: Lisa Vipola’s Art in Context 0

‘Authentically Saami’: Lisa Vipola’s Art in Context

Lisa Vipola, wearing her faux gákti. Photo © Anna Sunna/SR Sameradion In my studies, I focus in particular on the artistic and literary performance of Indigeneity. In short, I tend to describe the work leading up to what I hope will one day translate into a PhD as a study into how members of minority and indigenous communities use language, history and contemporary experiences of duality, social exclusion and internal as well as external discrimination...